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'Hands off my sister': Senegal's fight against female genital mutilation

Latest update : 2018-03-05

By FRANCE 2 , Charles PELLEGRIN

Female genital mutilation has been banned in Senegal since 1999, but the practice hasn't entirely disappeared. In the Kolda region, almost half the women were mutilated as a child. A new generation of young women are taking action to end this harmful tradition, going from village to village in a bid to raise awareness and change mentalities. Their organisation is called "Ne touche pas à ma soeur" or "Hands off my sister". Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Rebecca Martin.